Brown ex-campaign official named Mass. GOP chair

BOSTON (AP) — The deputy campaign finance director for former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has been elected leader of the Massachusetts Republican Party.

Party spokesman Tim Buckley said the state committee vote Thursday for Kirsten Hughes was close. She won the party chair position by only two votes — 41 to 39 — over Pepperell businessman Rick Green.


The 35-year-old Hughes, a lawyer, ran the state Republican Party’s 2010 convention and was a political field director.

Brown lost a re-election bid to Democrat Elizabeth Warren last November, but may seek the Senate vacancy left after John Kerry was confirmed as the nation’s secretary of state.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of